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Asbestos, Oregon

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Welcome to Asbestos ...

So far, we have found very little information about Asbestos. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Asbestos to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Asbestos, please Contact Us.

Asbestos would have been located within present day Jackson County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Asbestos is 2,150 feet [655 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Asbestos is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Asbestos was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Asbestos once stood is in the (541) and (458)<3> area codes.

Communities near Asbestos ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Asbestos and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2016<5>
Azalea   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Eagle Point   [Map]   9,046   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gold Hill   [Map]   1,280   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Golden - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Greenback - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Rogue River   [Map]   2,266   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Asbestos.

Communities Also Named Asbestos ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Asbestos - they are located in Georgia and Quebec (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Asbestos.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Asbestos. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Asbestos. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Asbestos.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Asbestos:

Websites for Asbestos ...

Junior League:   www.jlojc.com/

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Asbestos no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Oregon

About Jackson County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Asbestos, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Asbestos - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Asbestos.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Asbestos. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Asbestos) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Asbestos. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6665, Longitude: -122.9387     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Asbestos have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Asbestos.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Asbestos.